Local Crime from 16th District 10-1-14


AN EMPLOYEE of Best Subs, 5758 W. Belmont Ave., reported that he was shot while making a delivery at about 10:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, in the 3400 block of North Long Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 18-year-old employee reported that several men approached him as he was walking back to his car and that one of the men asked his gang affiliation and then shot him in the chest with a handgun, according to police. The man was admitted to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical but stable condition, police said.

A TEENAGER reported that he was robbed at about 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, while he was waiting for a CTA bus in the 5000 block of West Belmont Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 17-year-old teen reported that two men riding mountain bicycles approached him and asked his gang affiliation and that one of the men displayed a handgun and took his iPhone, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that her purse was snatched at about 8:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, while she was waiting for a CTA bus in the 5600 block of North Central Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 47-year-old woman said that a man approached her from behind, struck her on the back of her head and neck and took her purse from her shoulder, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that a man attempted to steal her purse at about 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the parking lot of the Jewel store, 4729 N. Central Ave., according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 45-year-old woman said that a man got out of a car and stood next to her, and that when she turned away the man grabbed her purse and tossed it through the open passenger-side window of his car, according to police. The woman said that after the man ran entered his vehicle she reached through the window and retrieved the purse before the man drove away westbound on Giddings Street, police said.

AN EMPLOYEE of Neptune Mobile, 5742 W. Belmont Ave., reported that a man stole a cell phone at about 10:50 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The employee reported that the man went behind the sales counter, removed the cell phone valued at $675 from an unlocked security case and walked out of the store, according to police.

A WOMAN was charged with possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license following her arrest at about 11:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in the 5100 block of West Sunnyside Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Officers stopped a driver who failed to yield the right of way and detected the odor of marijuana in the woman’s vehicle, according to police. The driver was arrested after she was unable to produce a driver’s license and officers discovered a plastic bag containing 44 grams of a substance suspected of being marijuana that the woman had hidden under her clothing, police said.
The suspect was identified by police as Mariena Elia, age 30, of the 5600 block of North Kimball Avenue.

A MAN WAS arrested after he allegedly threatened paramedics during an incident at about 2:55 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the 5300 block of North Cumberland Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Officers who responded to a report of an intoxicated man on the ground and discovered that the man was stumbling on the sidewalk and threatening paramedics who had arrived on the scene, according to police.
The suspect was identified by police as Marcin P. Sanetra, age 28, of the 8500 block of Arnold Avenue, River Grove.

A MAN REPORTED that he was robbed at about 3:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, in the 5200 block of West Belmont Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 34-year-old man reported that four men offered to drive him home from a bar, and that the men stopped the vehicle and one of them displayed a handgun and took $200 from him, according to police.
Two of the men were described as white/Hispanic and age 24. A description of the other two men was not provided.

A WOMAN reported that she was robbed at about 1:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the 3200 block of North Long Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 45-year-old woman reported that a man knocked her to the, punched her in the face and took her purse containing a credit card, a cell phone and house keys, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that a man attempted to scam her at about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
A 70-year-old woman reported that she had received a call from a man who said that her husband was in a traffic accident and that he was holding him hostage in the basement of his home, according to police. The woman said that the man told her that he would kill her husband if she did not give him $3,000, police said. The woman said that she told the man that she had no money and he hung up, and that she was able to contact her husband, police said.

A MAN REPORTED that he was shot with a BB pellet at about 10:05 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the 8000 block of West Irving Park Road, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The 59-year-old man reported that he heard glass breaking at his home and discovered that a window was broken, according to police. The man said that he went outside and heard a sound coming from the Acacia Cemetery, then discovered that he had been shot in the lower part of his torso, police said.

SEVERAL THEFTS from vehicles were reported on the Northwest Side between Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
Items were reported missing from vehicles that were broken into in the 4400 block of North Melvina Avenue, the 5400 block of West Berteau Avenue, the 4400 block of North Laramie Avenue, the 5300 block of West Berteau Avenue, the 5400 block of West Roscoe Street and the 5200 block of West Hutchinson Street, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his home in the 5300 block of North Central Avenue was burglarized between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned home he discovered that three gold diamond rings valued at $1,500, a gold necklace, a pendant valued $400 and $310 in cash were missing, according to police.

A WOMAN reported that her home in the 5600 block of West Wilson Avenue was burglarized at about 1:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The woman reported that she discovered hat the back door had been forced open and that a cell phone, two laptop computers, an iPad 3, a gold chain valued at $5,000 and four gold rings valued at $4,000 were missing, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his home in the 5500 block of North Austin Avenue was burglarized between 1 and 2:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned home he discovered that the front door was open and that three watches valued at $300, two gold rings with diamonds valued at $12,500, a chain valued at $150, a cross valued at $150 and a medallion valued at $200 were missing, according to police.

A MAN REPORTED that his home in the 6600 block of North Caldwell Avenue was burglarized at about 6:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The man reported that when he returned home he discovered that the front door had been forced open and that rings and chains were missing, according to police.

A MAN WAS arrested on motor vehicle theft charges at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the 5400 block of North Elston Avenue, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
A 26-year-old man reported that he was chasing a man who had stolen his friend’s 1993 Lexus, and he gave a description, according to police. A man reported that he had seen the man in the 5400 block of North Lotus Avenue, and officers arrested the suspect in the back yard of a home, police said.
The suspect was identified by police as Christopher Phillips, age 23, of the 5400 block of North Lotus Avenue.


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